Bob and his husband Ben came to Maui almost 2 years ago from Oregon. He says he enjoy’s living upcountry, because of the peacefulness and the cool breezes. Bob has spent several years in printing and marketing, which is why he is a perfect fit as our Product Manager. What is a Product Manager, you may be asking? Think of the Hotel as a “Product” it’s up to Bob to help find different ways of selling rooms in the hotel. Chuck and Michael keep him busy with lots of projects to do at the hotel and he loves it! Bob and his husband helped start the Maui Pride organization and are both foster parents. They currently have two teenage girls they are fostering and love spending time with them. Bob and Ben also just adopted Kukui a very cute little pug.
When asked what his hidden talent was, Bob said “Multi-tasking”. While it might not sound that exciting, he points out that between working at the hotel, he also builds websites, sells promotional products, is the President of Maui Pride, takes the girls to and from school, raising a pug and spending time with the love of his life. That’s a long list of things to do in a day!
His favorite spot in Maui is at the beach. He prefers little beach when he and Ben can go really early before the crowds. If you asked Bob where his favorite place to eat on Maui is, he would say Flatbread pizza in Paia. He said “You have to try the roasted potato and garlic pizza, it’s the very best.”
And his favorite activity is boogie boarding the waves at little beach. Occasionally you can see him walking around with his drink of choice, “Sprunch” which is popular here in Hawaii. If you couldn’t guess, it’s a mix of fruit punch and sprite.
Bob’s favorite recipe that he’d like to share is for Banana Bread! He suggests that instead of using walnuts for this recipe, try using macadamia nuts!